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"Diving into the World of Words: Exploring the Dictionary" Discovering hidden wonders in nature

Background imageDictionary Collection: Twinflower, Linnaea borealis

Twinflower, Linnaea borealis, Linnea boreale. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence

Background imageDictionary Collection: Ghost plant or Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora

Ghost plant or Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora. Monotrope a une fleur. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageDictionary Collection: Chicken poultry engraving 1895

Chicken poultry engraving 1895

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Venice 1897

Map of Venice 1897
Map of the city of Venice, Italy

Background imageDictionary Collection: Red kite, Milvus milvus

Red kite, Milvus milvus. Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Dictionary of Natural History)

Background imageDictionary Collection: Prague map 1896

Prague map 1896
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon

Background imageDictionary Collection: Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum

Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum (Tuber cibarium, Tartufo commestibile, Lycoperdon tuber). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageDictionary Collection: Peru map 1897

Peru map 1897
The World-Wide Atlas of Modern Geography, Political and Physical W. & A.K. Johnston - London 1897

Background imageDictionary Collection: Parrots Chromolithograph 1896

Parrots Chromolithograph 1896
Parrots Chromolithograph

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Berlin 1895

Map of Berlin 1895
Map of Berlin (surroundings), Germany

Background imageDictionary Collection: Pistachio nut tree, Pistacia vera

Pistachio nut tree, Pistacia vera. Pistachiers. Handcoloured steel engraving from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageDictionary Collection: A Picture WITH Words by Chloe Preston

A Picture WITH Words by Chloe Preston
A studious looking little girl with spectacles balanced on her nose, sits among dictionaries as she works on countless crosswords

Background imageDictionary Collection: Great bustard, Otis tarda (vulnerable)

Great bustard, Otis tarda (vulnerable), and common ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageDictionary Collection: Angora goat engraving 1897

Angora goat engraving 1897
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon

Background imageDictionary Collection: Alpine ibex goat and musk deer 1888

Alpine ibex goat and musk deer 1888
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon

Background imageDictionary Collection: Greek-Latin Dictionary

Greek-Latin Dictionary
Johann Scapulas Greek-Latin Lexicon is a contribution to Renaissance studies of classical literature when Roman borrowings from Greek are important to scholars

Background imageDictionary Collection: Dr Johnson / Reading / Oval

Dr Johnson / Reading / Oval
Dr Samuel Johnson Writer

Background imageDictionary Collection: Samuel Johnson Reynolds

Samuel Johnson Reynolds
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON English writer, lexicographer, critic and conversationalist

Background imageDictionary Collection: Noah Webster, the schoolmaster of the Republic

Noah Webster, the schoolmaster of the Republic. Date c1886 April 18

Background imageDictionary Collection: Samuel Johnson / Oxford

Samuel Johnson / Oxford
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON English writers room over Pembroke College Gateway in Oxford, where he studied

Background imageDictionary Collection: Great argonaut, cuttlefish and flying squid

Great argonaut, cuttlefish and flying squid
Great argonaut, Argonauta argo 1, cuttlefish, Sepia tuberculata 2 and European flying squid, Todarodes sagittatus 3. Polpo dell argonauta, Seppia tubercolata, Calamajo sagittato

Background imageDictionary Collection: Goose barnacles

Goose barnacles, Alepas species 1, 2, Pentalepas laevis 3, Pollicipes 4, and goose neck barnacle, Pollicipes pollicipes 4, 5, extinct Litholepas 6

Background imageDictionary Collection: Ribbonfish and red bandfish

Ribbonfish and red bandfish
Ribbonfish, Trachipterus trachypterus 1, and red bandfish, Cepola macrophthalma 2. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d

Background imageDictionary Collection: Greater bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea apoda

Greater bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea apoda. Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageDictionary Collection: Edible Mushrooms Antique Chromolithograph 1896

Edible Mushrooms Antique Chromolithograph 1896
Edible Mushrooms Original Antique Chromolithograph

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Sweden and Norway 1897

Map of Sweden and Norway 1897
Map of Sweden and Norway

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Norway and Sweden 1894

Map of Norway and Sweden 1894
Map of Norway and Sweden

Background imageDictionary Collection: German empress cactus, Disocactus phyllanthoides

German empress cactus, Disocactus phyllanthoides. Cactus phyllanthoides, Cactus speciosus, Catto elegante. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle

Background imageDictionary Collection: Tropical pitcher plant, Nepenthes distillatoria

Tropical pitcher plant, Nepenthes distillatoria, Nepenthes indica, Nepente dell Indie. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageDictionary Collection: Octopus and squid species

Octopus and squid species
Common octopus, Octopus vulgaris 1, musky octopus, Eledone moschata 2, European flying squid, Todarodes sagittatus 3, and glass squid, Cranchia scabra 4

Background imageDictionary Collection: Norway lobster and shrimp

Norway lobster and shrimp
Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus 1, and shrimp, Atya scabra 2. Nefrope di Norvegia, Atia spinosa. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle

Background imageDictionary Collection: Great and lesser spotted woodpeckers

Great and lesser spotted woodpeckers
Great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, and Lesser spotted woodpecker, Dryobates minor. Handcoloured steel engraving by du Casse after an illustration by Adolph Fries from Felix-Edouard

Background imageDictionary Collection: Blue lobster, Homarus vulgaris

Blue lobster, Homarus vulgaris.. Handcolored engraving from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Universal Dictionary of Natural History), 1849

Background imageDictionary Collection: Raven, Corvus corax, and magpie, Pica pica

Raven, Corvus corax, and magpie, Pica pica.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural Science: Ornithology, Paris, France, 1816-1830

Background imageDictionary Collection: Oenothera parviflora L. & Oenothera biennis L

Oenothera parviflora L. & Oenothera biennis L
Northern evening-primrose and common evening-primrose by John Miller, first published in Figures of the most beautiful, useful

Background imageDictionary Collection: Lychee fruit, Litchi chinensis

Lychee fruit, Litchi chinensis. Euphoria punicea, Scythalia chinensis, Euforia color di sangue. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageDictionary Collection: Silky anteater, Cyclopes didactylus, and giant

Silky anteater, Cyclopes didactylus, and giant
Silky anteater or pygmy anteater, Cyclopes didactylus, and giant anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla (vulnerable). Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies

Background imageDictionary Collection: Harvestmen, harvesters or daddy longlegs, Opiliones species

Harvestmen, harvesters or daddy longlegs, Opiliones species. Phalangiens. Handcoloured steel engraving from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageDictionary Collection: Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving

Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving in Encyclopedie by Diderot et d Alembert. Engraving

Background imageDictionary Collection: Different types of colorful sea urchins and their spines

Different types of colorful sea urchins and their spines.. Handcolored engraving from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Universal Dictionary of Natural History), 1849

Background imageDictionary Collection: Honey badger, Mellivora capensis, and grison

Honey badger, Mellivora capensis, and grison or South American glutton, Galictis cuja.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuviers Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Hannover 1895

Map of Hannover 1895
Map of Hannover, Germany

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of Siberia 1895

Map of Siberia 1895
Map of Siberia

Background imageDictionary Collection: Map of St. Petersburg 1895

Map of St. Petersburg 1895
Map of St. Petersburg, Russia

Background imageDictionary Collection: Galvanic experiments, 17th century

Galvanic experiments, 17th century
Galvanism. Engraved plate showing various pieces of equipment used to study galvanism, or static electricity. In addition to several plans for making a galvanic pile (battery)

Background imageDictionary Collection: Chemistry equipment, 19th century

Chemistry equipment, 19th century
Chemistry equipment. Engraving of various pieces of equipment used in chemistry experiments. Most are concerned with the isolation of gas or with producing acids

Background imageDictionary Collection: Samuel Johnson / Thrale

Samuel Johnson / Thrale
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON Home of the writers friend, Mr Thrale, at Streatham, London: Johnson himself is seen with Mrs Hester Thrale, chatting in the garden



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"Diving into the World of Words: Exploring the Dictionary" Discovering hidden wonders in nature, like the Ghost plant or Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora) and Twinflower (Linnaea borealis), through the pages of a dictionary. Traveling back in time with enchanting engravings from 1895, such as a Chicken poultry engraving and a detailed map of Peru. Immersing ourselves in vibrant colors with stunning Chromolithographs from 1896 featuring Parrots and exploring historical cities like Venice and Prague through beautifully crafted maps from 1897. Unveiling knowledge and history with meticulously designed maps showcasing Berlin in 1895, while also admiring the majestic Red kite (Milvus milvus) soaring across its pages. Delving into culinary delights by learning about Pistachio nut trees (Pistacia vera) that have tantalized taste buds for centuries. Appreciating artistry beyond brushstrokes, as Chloe Preston's "A Picture WITH Words" captures our imagination by blending visual beauty with linguistic expression. Honoring Noah Webster, known as the schoolmaster of the Republic, whose dedication to education shaped language itself. The dictionary stands as his legacy - an invaluable tool for generations to come.